On October 27, NatGeo will air a new movie called American Blackout! I have seen a screener and all I have to say is WOW! I will be posting a review soon, but to have something to hold you over, here is a little pop-quiz provided by NatGeo.
IS THIS CYBER-ATTACK REAL OR A MOVIE PLOTLINE?
Once the domain of science fiction and action films, cyberattacks have become a regular presence in newspaper headlines and intelligence reports, turning what was once unfathomable into an all-too-real possibility, blurring the lines between fact and fiction. Take the quiz below to see if you know the difference between a real cyberattack and a movie plotline.
REAL OR A MOVIE?
1) Programmers hack into the American power grid, destroying a power station generator.
2) A hacker gains remote access to a military supercomputer, briefly convincing government officials that the Soviet Union has launched a nuclear attack on the U.S.
3) Spam wars reach epic proportions as an attack on an anti-spam regulatory group by a Web host slows down Internet speeds around the world.
4) A Department of Defense employee is dismissed for hacking into the system to prove the vulnerability of America’s infrastructure to a cyberattack. Disgruntled, he hacks into the transportation grid, causing widespread chaos, before attempting to take down the electrical grid.
5) American and Israeli officials launch a computer worm that contaminates Iranian uranium enrichment by burning out centrifuge motors.
Answers are below!
OCTOBER 27, THE LIGHTS WILL GO OUT.
Gridlock. Fires. Looting. Panic.
See the AMERICAN BLACKOUT, Caused by a Cyberattack,
Unfold in Real Time by Those Who Kept Filming.
National Geographic Channel’s 2-Hour Movie Event,
Premieres Sunday, October 27, at 9 PM ET/PT
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